SPF: Shoe Bite


Shoe Bite

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 “What’s so funny?”

Diya started from her intense contemplation of the wall décor. “Raj!” she exclaimed, “What are you doing here?”

“Same as you I guess,” he shrugged, “to attend the conference. Why were you smiling?” He insisted.

Diya laughed, “Doesn’t it look as if an irate father is kicking away a potential suitor?”

“Like your father kicked me away?”

“That was my decision,” Diya’s eyes flashed, “because you…”

“I heard that you are now divorced?” Raj changed the topic.


“Any regrets?”

“Except that I waited so long.”

“What about remarriage?” He asked.

“No.” She was curt.

“How do you manage Sia alone?”

Diya shrugged. “It’s difficult but not impossible.” She hesitated. “I…I am sorry. I heard…”

His lips twisted into a bitter sneer. “So the whole world knows about my cheating wife.”

“Not the whole world. Your sister told me.”

“If only you had…!”

“Why don’t you divorce her?”

“Because that would mean giving up my daughter as well.” His face was grim. “So that’s not even an option.”

Diya gave a mirthless smile. “Life’s a circle isn’t?”

“What do you mean?”

“Wasn’t that what you wanted me to do?” She said gently. “Leave my daughter and marry you.”


My 50th Sunday Photo Fiction story in 200 words or less! My thanks to Alistair Forbes for hosting the challenge and C.E.Ayr for the photo prompt. To read the other stories inspired by this prompt click here. And to read my other Sunday Photo Fiction stories click here.

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23 thoughts on “SPF: Shoe Bite”

      1. Guess what, I was lazy and bought some crumbed fish fillets from the supermarkets and made them for dinner, with a side of veggies 😀 We were probably eating at the same time 😀😀 I want another 40’C day. Now 20’C I’m shivering 😄😄😄

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      2. Dinner together but in different parts of the world 😁😁 No joke. 40’C and then 20’C in just under a couple of hours 😞 Give me warmth any day. Love lazing around in T-shirt and shorts without feeling cold 😁


    1. ohh, if we were to see our own hypocrisies, we would be lost. I appreciate people who are self-critical very much. They are often fine and quiet people and we should all be more self-critical. But seeing ourselves as hypocrites means we can not love ourself. It means that we realize, that we do something completely wrong in our own eyes. So we have to change that! Raj has received his lesson, I think he has learned something.

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      1. like a parent is very good suggestion! And the critical watchful eye, we will learn to have. If you have attentive people around, which you can really feel without speaking a lot, you will learn very quickly, if your behaviour was not the best. So you learn always from the reaction of others aswell!

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